Cottage Pie

"Cottage Pie to use up those leftovers in the fridge, very tasty, use any veggies you have , left over gravy, mashed potatoes, grated cheese and all you have to add is a pound of beef burger or ground chicken/turkey, and the original "Shepard's Pie" was made with ground Lamb."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (513.5 g)
  • Calories 1385.4
  • Total Fat - 35.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 135.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1078.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 217.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 57.2 g
  • Sugars - 90.4 g
  • Protein - 61.4 g
  • Calcium - 751.5 mg
  • Iron - 13.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 70 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.7 mg

Step 1

Preheat ove to 400f degrees. Scramble fry the ground beef with the onion, in a cooking oil sprayed frypan until no longer pink and the onion is softened and lightly caramelized. Add the frozen peas and corn with the cooked carrot rings and garlic, as the frozen veggies defrost stir and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the gravy, dry mustard,tomato paste, water, salt and pepper, simmer for a further 10 minutes Pour the meat mixture into a casserole.

Step 3

Evenly spread the mashed garlic potatoes over the top and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Sprinkle with parsley if using.

Step 4

Place the casserole on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling around the edges.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



GREAT! I made this for the ground beef tag game. I didn't have any leftovers so had to make everything from scratch. Even so, it turned out very easy, tasty and satisfying on a cold winter's night. I cooked and baked it all in a square cast iron pan for ease. I cooked freshly cut carrot rings in the microwave and made instant mashed potatoes with garlic salt. For the gravy, in a pyrex, I stirred 1 cup water, 2tbsp flour, brown seasoning, and beef bouillon cube together and microwaved it until hot. Then I stirred in the tomato paste and other seasonings. I used reduced fat cheddar cheese which was very browned at 20 minutes but delicious! I omitted the parsley. It did turn out salty due to the way I made the gravy but we love salt LOL. I took some step-by-step photos as I went along so will post them in the photo tutorial forum. Freddy Cat says thanks for the beef!

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(28 Jan 2012)